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Chowdene

Malton Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 9TD

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Rated 4 of 5

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Our CL is in open country screened with hedges and ideally placed for reaching York which is 2 miles away and is rich in ancient history. Wander around the quaint cobbled streets and walk the city walls in the footsteps of Romans. Or take time to visit The Shambles one of the most picturesque streets in Britain.

Other nearby attractions include:-

York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe can be seen from our site and within walking distance or use the Monks Cross Park & Ride service. See the best views in York by climbing up the 275 steps up the Central Tower leading you to the highest point in the city.

Castle Howard is Yorkshire's finest stately home and garden with grand interiors and gardens.

The National railway museum allows you to get up close to over 200 years of history and the giant halls contain railway legends such as Mallard - the world's fastest steam locomotive, Japanese Bullet Train and Royal Trains including Queen Victoria's saloon. 

Jorvik Viking Centre - explore houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-age as it stood 1000 years ago.

Cruise on the Ouse - you can escape the hustle and bustle of the City by taking a daytime cruise on the River Ouse.

Yorkshire Air Museum is the home of the Allied Air Forces Memorial situated in a 22 acre parkland site on the former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington.

York Racecourse - hosts the Ebor Festival which is a four day race meeting held each August (Ladies Day is traditionally held on the Thursday)

Flamingo Land - theme park and zoo - one of the top theme parks in the UK.

The York Maze - large maize maze plus children adventure activities and pig racing open July - September

Discover Filey with its sweep of soft golden sand one of the best in the country for families.

Scarborough - the original seaside resort where bathing machines to preserve swimmers' modesty were first seen here.

Bridlington - enjoy a good old fashioned Yorkshire coast town and enjoy its peaceful promenades, historic harbour and sandy beaches

Whitby - the jewel in the crown of the Yorkshire coast -encircled by wild North York Moors and edged by a spectacular coastline with the highest cliffs in England this area is one of striking beauty and character.

Dick Turpin's Grave is in George Street Cemetery in York - the stone marks the spot where his friends brought the famous highwayman and horse stealer after his execution at the York Tyburn 1739

Eden Camp Museum is a large Second World War related museum near Malton occupying a former Second World War prisoner of war camp of 33 huts.

The North York Moors is a national park with one of the largest expanses of heather moorland.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a heritage railway running through North York Moors National Park.

Plus numerous golf clubs.

On arrival having driven to a bar gate, please drive 100 yards into our site and wait for us to come and meet you so that we can show you to one of our pitches. If you have any problems finding our CL, please call and we will try to help.

Catherine looks forward to welcoming you to her CL and meeting old and new friends. Children welcomed.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1.5 acres

Electric amperage: 10

Lawned site

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Postcode:
YO32 9TD
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GPS:
Lat 53.97841 / Lon -1.052052
OS field ref:
SE622540
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Park and Ride just around the corner at Monks Cross to York City
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: York

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Charming little site, cheap bus to York

Chowdene
A warm welcome from Catherine on arrival set the stage for a very pleasant two days at this charming campsite. York, with its many attractions, is a 10 minute bus ride away and the park-and-ride only a few minutes walk from the campsite. The site is well maintained with clean facilities although slightly over priced.

sgbirch

Motorhomer from Cambridgeshire

Reviewed on 18/06/2021 10:25

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Nice CL, but a little over priced

Chowdene
Nice CL ideal for P&R only 2 miles from York ,Catherine the warden is very friendly and was waiting to escort us to our pitch on arrival, site is quite level with 1xShower W/C block ( has time of review-was closed due to corvid 19 rules) , However it states £19 a night we payed £69 for 3x nights, which I thought was little over the top for CL site extras £2.00 for porch awning, £2.00 night for two dogs which I am still baffled for what they provide for the dogs? (ie, no dog bins) Rather camp on main site for roughly same price , Disappointed

Paul McGrath

Caravanner

Reviewed on 20/04/2021 18:34

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Very close to york

Chowdene
Having looked at other reviews, thought I would mention we didn’t have any electric issues. Coat £21 / night as we had a small porchnawning ...just 2 adults. 1 shower and 1 loo in same room. Charge for shower. Takes 20 p and £1. Credit does not carry forward.... Had to queue for loo/ shower one day . Other than that, nice site, easy to get to york, 2 miles into city. You can walk it or the park and ride isn’t just round the corner. York is lovely. Loads to see and do.

craigndi

Reviewed on 30/08/2019 18:14

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Chowdene
Found the site easy enough access road is very uneven for the first 100yds. This site is as close as you can get to York city centre unless you stay at Rowntree, pitches are hard standing & level. We we're met by the owner as we arrived & informed which pitch to use, we were warned that the electric was only 10amp so I assume there has been trip outs of said hook-ups. Site is quiet enough but you can hear some road noise which can be expected as you're just off a main road into the city. You are a 5 minuet walk from York park & ride. The price of pitches are reasonable (just) for a site this close to the city, but I think the electrics need upgrading to 16amp for that price. There is a toilet & shower (charge) on site in the same room. Overall a great site if you whish to be close to the city.

tomo

Caravanner from South Yorkshire

Reviewed on 28/11/2018 16:15

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Stayed a week, end of September

Chowdene
Great location for exploring York City Centre, and couldn’t be closer to local ‘amenities’ including Sainsbury’s, M&S and John Lewis, a variety of eateries, a cinema and the park and ride, all within walking distance. Although you can hear traffic in the distance, it’s surprisingly peaceful, and by no means intrusive. The single loo and shower (combined) were immaculately clean, but very tired and dated. The electric shower had no instructions and wasn’t particularly intuitive to use (or powerful). Electricity was on a timed coin meter, starts counting down as soon as fed, £1 gave 15 mins.

aschard

Caravanner

Reviewed on 30/09/2018 18:46

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